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09-28-2010, 08:29 PM
Tuesday with Tomlin
Dale Lolley

Mike Tomlin on Tuesday called the Steelers-Ravens rivalry the best in football.

While I haven't been able to witness first-hand many of the other good rivalries around the league, I have seen all 30 games between Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

They are all memorable, particularly since the Ravens became a factor around 1998.

In the past 24 meetings, 11 of the games have been decided by three or fewer points.

In the past 11 meetings, four have gone to overtime.

The Steelers are 5-2 against the Ravens under Tomlin, but the aggregate score of those games is 99-83, showing just how close the margin is.

Tomlin said defensive tackle Chris Hoke (knee) and guard Trai Essex (ankle) could be available this week.

And, of course, Charlie Batch will start at QB.